Every year, BUILDER surveys those in the building industry across the country to find what brands are most trusted by builders. The study highlights which brands are most familiar, most used, and pinpoints the highest quality rating for every product category from kitchen cabinets to central vacuums. Here are some of the sustainable brands making their way into millions of homes.

Whirlpool, an ENERGY STAR-partnered brand makes the list. Although they are the most used brand in laundry appliances, Whirlpool lost to Bosch in quality rating. For several categories in which GE appliances are the most used or most familiar brand, a brand also partnered with ENERGY STAR and SmartWay, they are not the highest in quality rating.

Halo, the leading lighting brand across the board, is a maker of several energy-efficient LED products.

Kohler products, which make appearances multiple times on the list, are also committed to going green. Their plan to be a company with a net-zero environmental footprint by 2035 has led to partnerships with both the EPA and USGBC to make products water-efficient and more sustainable.

Check out the full list below and read more about the survey and methodology from BUILDER.

Product Category Brand Familiarity Brand Used in the past two years Brand Used  Most Quality Rating
Bath Accessories American Standard Kohler Kohler Kohler
Bath Fixtures Kohler Kohler Kohler Kohler
Bathroom Ventilation/Fans Broan Broan Broan Panasonic
Cabinets: Semi-Custom
and Custom
KraftMaid KraftMaid KraftMaid Crown Point Cabinetry;
Wood-Mode
Cabinets: Stock KraftMaid KraftMaid KraftMaid KraftMaid
Carpet Mohawk Mohawk Mohawk Mohawk
Caulks/Sealants Gorilla Glue DAP DAP Macco/Liquid Nails
Central Vacuums Beam Central Vacuum Systems Beam Central Vacuum Systems Beam Central Vacuum Systems; NuTone Beam Central Vacuum Systems
Ceramic Tile Dal-Tile Dal-Tile Dal-Tile Dal-Tile
Closet/Organization Systems California Closets; Rubbermaid ClosetMaid ClosetMaid California Closets
Decking: Composite/Pvc Trex Trex Trex Trex
Decorative Mouldings & Columns: Exterior CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed Fypon
Decorative Mouldings/Trim/Columns: Interior Fypon Fypon WindorONE Fypon
Dishwashers GE Appliances GE Appliances GE Appliances Bosch
Doors: Entry JELD-WEN; Pella JELD-WEN Therma-Tru Therma-Tru
Doors: Garage Overhead Door Wayne Dalton Overhead Door Overhead Door
Doors: Interior Passage JELD-WEN Masonite Masonite Simpson
Doors: Patio Andersen Andersen Therma-Tru Andersen
Electrical Systems/
Load Centers
GE Square D by Schneider Electric Square D by Schneider Electric Square D by Schneider Electric
Engineered I-Joists Georgia Pacific Georgia Pacific Weyerhaeuser (Trus Joist) Weyerhaeuser (Trus Joist)
Exterior Foundation Waterproofing
(Construction Phase)
Tuff-N-Dri Tuff-N-Dri Tuff-N-Dri Tuff-N-Dri
Exterior Trim CertainTeed; James Hardie (HardieTrim) James Hardie (HardieTrim) James Hardie (HardieTrim) James Hardie (HardieTrim)
Exterior Wall Sheathing Dow Styrofoam Weyerhaeuser Huber Engineered Woods (ZIP System Wall Sheathing) Huber Engineered Woods (ZIP System Wall Sheathing)
Faucets American Standard; Kohler Moen Moen Kohler
Fireplaces Heatilator Heatilator Heatilator Heatilator
Flooring: Laminate Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong
Flooring: Vinyl Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong
Flooring: Wood Lumber Liquidators Bruce Bruce Armstrong
Garage Door Openers LiftMaster LiftMaster LiftMaster LiftMaster
Generators: Portable Briggs & Stratton American Honda DeWalt American Honda
Generators: Stationary Kohler Generac Generac Kohler
Housewrap DuPont (Tyvek) DuPont (Tyvek) DuPont (Tyvek) DuPont (Tyvek)
Hvac Carrier Carrier Carrier Carrier
Insulation Owens Corning Owens Corning Owens Corning Dow; Owens Corning
Laundry Appliances Whirlpool Whirlpool GE Appliances Bosch
Lighting Halo Halo Halo Halo
Lighting Controls/Switches Leviton; General Electric Leviton Leviton Leviton
Locksets/Hardware Kwitset Schlage Schlage Baldwin
Manufactured Stone Eldorado Stone Cultured Stone Eldorado Stone Eldorado Stone
Oriented Strand Board Georgia Pacific Georgia Pacific Georgia Pacific Huber Engineered Woods (Advantech)
Paints Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams
Range Hoods GE Appliances GE Appliances GE Appliances Bosch; Wolf Appliances
Ranges/Cooktops GE Appliances GE Appliances GE Appliances Viking
Refrigerators GE Appliances GE Appliances GE Appliances Sub-Zero
Ridge Vent Systems Owens Corning Owens Corning Owens Corning Owens Corning
Roofing: Asphalt/
Fiberglass Shingles
CertainTeed; Owens Corning CertainTeed GAF (including Timberline) GAF (including Timberline)
Roofing: Clay/Concrete/Synthetic Tiles CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed
Roofing: Metal American Building Components American Building Components American Building Components American Building Components
Roofing: Photovoltaic CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed
Shower Doors/Surrounds Kohler Kohler Kohler Kohler
Siding: Brick & Brick Veneer Eldorado Stone Eldorado Stone Eldorado Stone Acme Brick
Siding: EIFS/Stucco Dryvit Dryvit Dryvit Dryvit
Siding: Engineered Wood LP SmartSide LP SmartSide LP SmartSide LP SmartSide
Siding: Fiber Cement James Hardie (HardiePlank) James Hardie (HardiePlank) James Hardie (HardiePlank) James Hardie (HardiePlank)
Siding: Insulated CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed
Siding: Vinyl CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed CertainTeed
Stains/Varnishes Benjamin Moore Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams Benjamin Moore
Surfacing: Laminate Formica; Wilsonart Wilsonart Wilsonart Wilsonart
Surfacing: Quartz Silestone Silestone Silestone Silestone
Surfacing: Solid Surfaces DuPont (Corian) DuPont (Corian) DuPont (Corian) DuPont (Corian)
Trucks: Pickup Chevrolet Chevrolet Ford Ford
Underlayment Durock Durock Durock James Hardie
Wallboard USG (SHEETROCK) USG (SHEETROCK) USG (SHEETROCK) USG (SHEETROCK)
Water Heaters Rheem A.O. Smith A.O. Smith A.O. Smith
Whirlpool Baths Kohler Kohler Kohler Kohler
Windows: Fiberglass Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors
Windows: Skylights/Roof Velux Velux Velux Velux
Windows: Vinyl JELD-WEN JELD-WEN JELD-WEN JELD-WEN
Windows: Wood & Clad-Wood Andersen Andersen Andersen Andersen